There was a report of the person seen holding a gun around the Australian government, Department of human services building in Tuggeranong at around 9:30 AM today.
The Australian Federal police responded by closing down to surrounding roads of the building went into lockdown with all staff secured inside.
As part of my other hat I also do photojournalism and as soon as I heard of this I kissed my daughter good bye and told her I was going to photograph some person with a shotgun an sword, grabbed my equipment and jumped in the car to see what I could capture.
Arriving on location where were several police cars driving around and surrounding building that was lockdown. Joining me were TV crews and reporters all eager to capture the story.
I must say we are a strange bunch as we run to the danger while others hide and I don’t think my friends can really understand why it is that I do this.
As we tried to ascertain the exact extent of what was going on I did my thang….. 🙂
After around half an hour or so the police could not confirm the siding, the street was open again, and the people within the building were once again free to move around.
For the next couple of days I get to go along travel in particular part of southern New South Wales along the Victorian border that I’ve never been before.
I will get to photograph some magnificent lakes and early-morning sunrises, while partaking in a cold drink while watching the sunset over the lake. One of the other things I’ll be doing will be catching up with the model which from all accounts doesn’t normally have access to photographers given her location. It should be an interesting experience for her and I, as I have never been to the location and I believe she will be bringing a whole heap of helium balloons along for the shoot.
I’ll also be taking along a friend to not only keep me company but also I will be putting him to work. 🙂
He is a budding landscape photographe and together we will be capturing some of these sunrises, while I pass on some of my knowledge in the short amount of time we will have. So all in all it should be a fantastic week ahead, so if you don’t hear from me please don’t worry as I’ll be enjoying the best that this country has to offer.
And I hope I’ll be able to capture some unique images and bring them back to show all, hopefully it will inspire you to get out there in the early morning visit places which you may have never thought of visiting, so you too can capture the splendour that is Australia.
I have dedicated my photography career in the pursuit of capturing the very essence of what I am photographing so as to bring the “forever memories” back to life. Through this, I now have the ability to share my years of experience with you through my on-line courses.
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